You Can Change the World

The kids' guide to a better planet

Lucy Bell

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You Can Change the World

The kids' guide to a better planet

Lucy Bell

Winner, Children’s and Young Adult Nonfiction Book, Green Earth Book Awards, 2021
Winner, Children’s and Young Adult Non-Fiction Midwest Book Award, 2021
Winner, Middle-Grade Non-Fiction Nautilus Book Award, 2020
Shortlisted, ABIA Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year, 2020
Shortlisted, Australian Book Design Award, Best Designed Children’s Non-Fiction Illustrated Book, 2020
Shortlisted, The Environment Award for Children’s Literature, 2020

Kids are on a mission to make our Earth a better, safer, happier place, and you can join in!

Every day, we see a problem we would like to fix. A piece of rubbish in a green, grassy park. Plastic water bottles buried in the sand at the beach. A garbage bin overflowing onto the street. A skinny, stray dog. A homeless person on a cold day. These problems seem impossible for one person to change. But we can fix them, if we each do our part – one step at a time.

This practical guide is designed to empower kids to make changes in their lives to help make a difference in the world. Filled with information, ideas and activities, and interspersed with features on amazing children around the world, this book shows kids how to:

  • Avoid single-use plastics
  • Throw a plastic-free party
  • Make a compost bin and reduce waste
  • Start a herb garden
  • Grow bee-friendly flowers
  • Learn about where their food comes from
  • Be kinder to others, share and donate

Kids are on a mission to make our earth a better, safer, happier place.

And anyone can join in.

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  • Published 16/9/2019 ISBN 9781925700527

Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell is a book editor and music teacher on a journey to live a more ethical, sustainable and mindful life.

After getting her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Sydney with majors in English and Ancient History, Lucy studied a Master of Publishing. Now she works for a social-purpose publishing house making big differences and helping fund not-for-profits and charities to close the literacy gap.

Lucy grew up on the NSW Central Coast surrounded by four siblings, a cat, two dogs, two sheep, a lizard, lots of guinea pigs and thirteen chickens. She now lives in Sydney and while watering her balcony garden, dreams of one day owning her own country farmhouse.

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“This book is a must”

“…the perfect gift for young people that you can feel genuinely good about handing over.”

“A practical but fun-filled guide”

“Beautifully illustrated You Can Change the World is nothing short of stunning.”

“[You Can Change the World] has plenty to offer adult readers too… [it’s] packed full of interesting facts and practical ideas.”

“… a wonderful resource for adults and children alike… Bell has created the perfect answer to all out questions.”

“… this practical guide will give kids the tools to take action.”

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